William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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Why, our battalia trebles that account: Besides, the king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse faction want. William Shakespeare

Friends, I owe more tears to this dead man than you shall see me pay. William Shakespeare

So, on your patience evermore attending, New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending. William Shakespeare

All this I see; and I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man. But art not thou thyself giddy with the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into telling me of the fashion? William Shakespeare

Alas, ala: Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy. William Shakespeare

Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy death. 'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight to-morrow Thou must be made immortal. William Shakespeare

It is silliness to live when to live is torment; and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician. William Shakespeare

We cannot hold mortality's strong hand. Good lords, although my will to give is living, The suit which you demand is gone and dead. He tells us Arthur is deceased to-might. William Shakespeare

But that our feasts In every mess have folly, and the feeders Digest it with a custom, I should blush To see you so attired, swoon, I think, To show myself a glass. William Shakespeare

In nature there's no blemish but the mind; None can be called deformed but the unkind. William Shakespeare

Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls; Conscience is but a work that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law! William Shakespeare

I am ill at reckoning; it fits the spirit of a tapster. William Shakespeare

He plays o' th' viol-de-gamboys, and speaks three or four languages word for word without book, and hath all the good gifts of nature. William Shakespeare

Go with me, like good angels, to my end; And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, And lift my soul to heaven. William Shakespeare

The chariest maid is prodigal enough If she unmask her beauty to the moon. Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent. William Shakespeare

(Gloucester:) Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven? (King Henry:) The treasury of everlasting joy. William Shakespeare

When remedies are past, the griefs are ended By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended. William Shakespeare

So man and man should be, But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike. William Shakespeare

Thersites's body is as good as Ajax's when neither are alive. William Shakespeare

O, she is fallen Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again. William Shakespeare

Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on, And turn again. William Shakespeare

The cowslips tall her pensioners be. In their gold coats spots you see: Those be rubies, fairy favors; In those freckles live their savors. William Shakespeare

Tell me, my daughters (Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state), Which of you shall we say doth love us most, That our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge. William Shakespeare

The sun is in the heaven, and the proud day, Attended with the pleasures of the world, Is all too wanton and too full of gawds To give me audience. William Shakespeare

And there at Venice gave His body to that pleasant country's earth, And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, Under whose colours he had fought so long. William Shakespeare

Hold, there is the very remuneration I had of thy master, thou halfpenny purse of wit, thou pigeon-egg of discretion. William Shakespeare

If ever you have looked on better days, if ever been where bells have knolled to church, if ever sat at any good man's feast, if ever from your eyelids wiped a tear and know what 'tis to pity and be pitied, let gentleness my strong enforcement sue. William Shakespeare

O, how thy worth with manners may I sing When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine own self bring, And what is't but mine own when I praise thee? William Shakespeare

Stealing her soul with many vows of faith; And ne'er a true one. William Shakespeare

Who rises from a feast with that keen appetite that be sits down? William Shakespeare

Now the melancholy god protect thee, and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal. William Shakespeare

Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in holiday humor and like enough to consent. William Shakespeare

Lo, here the gentle lark, weary of rest, From his moist cabinet mounts up on high And wakes the morning, from whose silver breast The sun ariseth in his majesty; Who doth the world so gloriously behold That cedar tops and hills seem burnished gold. William Shakespeare

Another lean unwashed artificer Cuts off his tale and talks of Arthur's death. William Shakespeare

Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality, that it is but a shadow's shadow. William Shakespeare

Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet. William Shakespeare

Take, O take those lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn; And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislead the morn; But my kisses bring again, bring again, Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain. William Shakespeare

Look, who comes here! A grave unto a soul, Holding th' eternal spirit, against her will, In the vile prison of afflicted breath. William Shakespeare

He lost a wife Whose beauty did astonish the survey Of richest eyes, whose words all ears took captive, Whose dear perfection hearts that scorned to serve Humbly called mistress. William Shakespeare

Tis better using France than trusting France; Let us be back'd with God, and with the seas, Which He hath given for fence impregnable, And with their helps only defend ourselves; In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies. William Shakespeare

Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say it lightens. William Shakespeare

Our remedies oft in ourselves do, Which we ascribe to Heav'n. The fated sky Gives us free scope; only doth backward pull Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull. William Shakespeare

Trust none; For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes, And Hold-fast is the only dog, my duck. William Shakespeare

You shall never take her without her answer, unless you take her without her tongue. William Shakespeare

When the searching eye of heaven is hid Behind the globe, and lights the lower world, Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen, In murthers and in outrage boldly here. William Shakespeare

I crave fit disposition for my wife; Due reference of place, and exhibition; With such accommodation, and besort, As levels with her breeding. William Shakespeare

Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared. William Shakespeare

We often see, against some storm, A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still, The bold winds speechless, and the orb below As hush as death. William Shakespeare

Come, swear it, damn thyself, lest, being like one of heaven, the devils themselves should fear to seize thee; therefore be double-damned, swear, - thou art honest. William Shakespeare

When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous To lock such rascal encounters from his friends, Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts, Dash him to pieces! William Shakespeare

Frateretto calls me, and tells me Nero is an angler in the lake of darkness. Pray, innocent, and beware the foul fiend. William Shakespeare

I drew this gallant head of war, And cull'd these fiery spirits from the world, To outlook conquest and to win renown Even in the jaws of danger and of death. William Shakespeare

He makes a July's day short as December, And with his varying childness cures in me Thoughts that would thick my blood. William Shakespeare

For my voice, I have lost it with hollaing and singing of anthems. William Shakespeare

If you shall marry, You give away this hand, and this is mine; You give away heaven's vows, and those are mine; You give away myself, which is known mine; For I by vow am so embodied yours That she which marries you must marry me - Either both or none. William Shakespeare

What, keep a week away? seven days and nights? Eightscore eight hours? and lovers' absent hours, More tedious than the dial eightscore times? O weary reck'ning! William Shakespeare

From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. William Shakespeare

Give me mine angle, we'll to th' river: there, My music playing far off, I will betray Tawny-finned fishes. My bended hook shall pierce Their slimy jaws; and as I draw them up, I'll think them every one an Antony, And say, 'Ah, ha! are caught! William Shakespeare

They more or less came in with cap and knee, Met him in boroughs, cities, villages; Attended him on bridges, stood on lanes, Laid gifts before him, proffer'd him their oaths, Gave him their heirs: as pages follow'd him, Even at his heels, in golden multitudes. William Shakespeare

Set we forward; let A Roman and a British ensign wave Friendly together. So through Lud's town march, And in the temple of the great Jupiter Our peace we'll ratify, seal it with feasts. Set on there! Never was a war did cease, Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace. William Shakespeare

Prithee, friend, Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear, The good and the bad together: he's friends with Caesar, In state of health, thou say'st, and thou say'st, free. William Shakespeare

Madam, 'twas Ariadne passioning For Theseus' perjury and unjust flight, Which I so lively acted with my tears That my poor mistress, moved therewithal, Wept bitterly; and would I might be dead, If I in thought felt not her very sorrow! William Shakespeare

Look, the gentle day, Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. William Shakespeare

Nay, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes That o'er the files and musters of war Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front. William Shakespeare

Think'st thou it honourable for a noble man Still to remember wrongs? William Shakespeare

This is the fairy land. O spite of spites, We talk with goblins, owls, and sprites! If we obey them not, this will ensue: They'll suck our breath, or pinch us black and blue. William Shakespeare

It is a quarrel most unnatural, To be reveng'd on him that loveth thee. William Shakespeare

A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion living. William Shakespeare

Whoe'er he be that in this foul proceeding Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself, And you of her, the bloody book of law You shall yourself read in the bitter letter After your own sense; yea, though our proper son Stood in your action. William Shakespeare

So shall you hear Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters, Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, And, in this upshot, purposes mistook Fall'n on th' inventors' heads. William Shakespeare

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